DailyDirt: Shake It Off, Shake It Off…
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Our podcast with Kevin Smith is one of my personal favorites. It might seem obvious to some people that you can’t look around for affirmation to keep you motivated, and that haters are always going to be around with words of discouragement. Critics will have some valid points, but nobody is perfect — and you just need to keep trying things until it works (with the exception that if your catchphrase is ‘hail Hydra‘ — maybe you’re going down the wrong path).
- PewDiePie, aka Felix Kjellberg, is a YouTube star making an estimated $7.4 million — and he’s responded to his critics who think he’s overpaid. Genuine responses are usually the best (unless of course you’re prone to sticking your foot in your mouth), and PewDiePie’s serious-but-still-lighthearted explanation of his income to his haters seems to strike the right balance of honesty and humility. [url]
- Brandon Bowen posted a video on Vine that went viral — for “blocking out the haters” with plastic spoons over his eyes. Maybe not the best example of how to deal with haters, but it got around to a few million folks for a quick laugh. [url]
- Scott Cawthon, the creator of Five Nights at Freddy’s, wrote back to his critics to acknowledge his flaws and tell everyone that “focusing on someone else’s failure or success is the wrong way to live.” Basically, go create something of your own — tearing down other people’s work just for the sake of doing so isn’t helping anyone. [url]
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Filed Under: brandon bowen, felix kjellberg, haters, inspiration, kevin smith, motivation, pewdiepie, scott cawthon
Comments on “DailyDirt: Shake It Off, Shake It Off…”
It takes about 5 seconds to realize that one of the internet’s functions is to facilitate the world’s largest peanut gallery. There are definitely people who pass the time away by actively hating on things they don’t like.